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The woman behind the mac icons

Starting at Apple in 1982, Susan Kare’s first job was to design a Mac System Font. Something bold in order to stand out and take over from the thin jaggedy placeholder font being used. At the end of that first day Kare had worked on…

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Innovative new typeface opens doors for information-equality

It is always amazing coming across ideas which make you wonder ‘how has this never existed before?’, take for example this new braille typeface created by the clever Japanese designer Kosuke Takahashi. The typeface, aptly named Braille Neue, is a collection of both English and…

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5 Inspiring Sans-serif Typefaces

Fonts are the ruler of the design world. With so many to choose from, it is sometimes hard to break away from your go-to favourite, especially when you know it’s going to work a dream on your current project. Sans-serif fonts have always been at…

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Why saying ‘sorry’ is such an underrated brand strategy

The Power of a Brand Apology There’s something about politics and brand management that creates a powerful aversion to apologising. There may have been a time when if a company did something wrong, the best policy was denial and steamroll at full speed until the…

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Google Analytics looks at UX In Real Life

Are you distracting your customers and deterring them from buying what they really want on your site?     For the holiday season, the team at Google Analytics thought it would be helpful (and fun) to demonstrate how missteps on the digital shelf play out in real…

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Is your brand a market leading story teller?

When was the lat time you heard a really good story… from a brand? It’s part of the way we’re wired that we relate to stories with a level of engagement and emotion that is simply not attainable for functional messaging. And whilst all brands…

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Trends in Social Media Branding – The Cinemagraph has arrived

New social media trend for brands amps-up brand engagement. Facebook is now promoting the use of cinemagraph profile photos in the form of short loop videos. A cinemagraph is a mix of a photograph and a video. It creates a visual where one or a…

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10 years of MLA Aussie Day lamb campaigns

It’s that time of year again, Aussie Day is just around the corner and the annual eat lamb on Australia Day campaign has kicked off for the 10th year in a row. This year Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) have teamed up with The Monkeys…

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Bounce FREERUN – When brands grow into their vision

Despite our greatest efforts, not all brands are born perfect. For many businesses there can be a host of reasons why a new brand launch falls short of the vision of what it could be. From commercial pressures to lack of board buy-in, from insufficient…

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Little Fish – A Self Promotion Workshop for Emerging Design Graduates.

Felling like a fish out of water? Are you a little fish about to dive into the big pond? If you’re looking to stand out from your school of fish, swim against the current and identify what makes you more appealing, come test the waters at a self promotion…

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Is the global movement to ban urban billboards a passing phase or the future?

A world without advertising billboards – Reality or Fantasy? Believe it or not there’s something of a global movement happening with the goal to remove advertising billboards from our cities and urban areas. First it was São Paulo, then Chennai, Grenoble, Tehran, Paris and now…

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Clever banana packaging is very a-peel-ing

There is nothing more frustrating than walking into a supermarket or grocery store and seeing fresh produce wrapped in plastic. It makes no sense! The overload of plastic is a major problem, making it more important than ever for brands to be clever when designing…

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